Onboarding Nurses in Assisted Living
WHAT IS AT STAKE?
Much is at stake for new nurses, assisted living organizations and ultimately the residents who live in assisted living facilities when onboarding nurses.
Effective onboarding for nurses can increase comfort, engagement, belonging, commitment, retention, and more for the new nurse. Assisted living organizations can translate effective onboarding into dollars saved, and the quality of care provided. For the residents of assisted living and their families, effective onboarding is priceless.
DOING A BETTER JOB OF ONBOARDING NURSES
Many assisted living organizations are ready to improve their nurse onboarding, but they don't know how to begin. When onboarding occurs, it is often confused with a simpler orientation, does not occur in an organized way or the appropriate length of time, lacks appropriate substance, resulting in a negative experience for new nurses and can affect nurse retention.
This enduring activity will address differences between orientation and onboarding, best practices for onboarding new nurses, and how to apply these to your organization.
ELEMENTS OF COMPETENCE
This CE activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties' areas of interpersonal and communication skills and the Interprofessional and Nursing areas of roles/responsibilities and teams and teamwork.
This workshop is intended for nurses and others with interest in onboarding new nurses within assisted living organizations.
By the end of the presentation learners will be able to:
- Explain the difference between orientation and onboarding.
- List components of effective onboarding programs.
- Describe the importance of effective nurse onboarding in assisted living and how a team approach can improve a new nurse's experience.
- Identify expectations and cite competencies for nurses in assisted living to clarify their roles.
- Select implementation strategies for nurse onboarding that are feasible and relevant to individual organizations.
Barbara J. Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Associate Dean for Research, University of Madison School of Nursing, and Charlotte Jane and Ralph A. Rodefer Chair
Dr. Bowers’ research focuses on frail, older adults and people with lifelong disabilities, in both community and residential settings. She is interested in how public policies, organizational practices and models of care delivery influence quality of care and quality of work life for caregivers. Her interest in work life quality for workers in long term care systems has led her to examine causes of staff turnover, the relationships among organizational structure, organizational culture, management practices, and care outcomes, and to explore ways to improve the effectiveness of staff development. Her work with informal caregivers at home has led to the development of tools to provide anticipatory guidance and support caregiver decision making.
Professor Bowers is the founding director of the School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research and Education.
Professor Bowers is an expert in qualitative research methods. She serves on the editorial board of Qualitative Health Research, The Western Journal of Nursing Research and The International Journal of Older People Nursing. She is associate editor (qualitative and mixed methods research manuscripts) for The Gerontologist and oversees Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Resources in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kim Nolet, MS, Research Program Manager III, University of Madison, School of Nursing
Kim Nolet’s work is focused on workforce development strategies that support older adult health and well-being. Through research, outreach program development, and professional presentations, she supports long-term care providers’ efforts to improve quality of care. She is the manager of the Geri-Res nurse residency program and research manager for the school’s Center for Aging Research and Education.
Barb Bowers, PhD
Kim Nolet, MS
POLICY ON DISCLOSURE
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership, that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures are listed below.
*The ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re‐selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.
The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact email@example.com.
|In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.|
Credit Designation Statements
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of XX ANCC contact hours. Iowa Board of Nursing accepts ANCC contact hours for nursing continuing education requirements.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for XX continuing education units (CEUs) or XX hours.
- 0.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 0.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours